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Mike Baur

Chicago artist Mike Baur is best known for his architectural scale concrete and steel public sculptures, but is also prolific in smaller scale works and enjoys working with concrete, wood, and stone, as well as steel. He manipulates everyday materials a piece of PVC or a scrap of wood until they take on the appearance of another material entirely. Baur 's sculpture can be found in numerous locations in Illinois, in the United States and in Spain. His monumental pieces are sited in Taragona, Spain, in The Illinois Department of Transportation Building in Springfield, on the campus of Elgin Community College, in Northpoint Marina in Winthrop Harbor, among others. Baur was recently featured in solo shows at Willis Tower in Chicago and OK Harris in New York. He was represented by Sonia Zaks Gallery from 1981-2005, and has exhibited in numerous museums, outdoor large-scale sculpture venues, and group shows in the United States and in Europe. After graduating with a BFA from Arkansas State University in 1973, he attended the University of Illinois Graduate School in Sculpture and earned an MFA in 1975.

To view more of Mike’s work visit his personal website at


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Media: Concrete and steel
Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 8
Price: $1,700.00

Media: PVC and steel
Dimensions: 20 x 8 x 7
Price: $2,250.00

Media: PVC and steel
Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 5
Price: $1,500.00

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